Keep A Clear Eye!

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    1. Andy Hall

      Maxwell released an extended “director’s cut” of G&G in 2011, that is supposed to more accurately reflect his own, original vision for the film. The new version is apparently less focused on Jackson, more on Chamberlain, and includes a new subplot about John Wilkes Booth that portrays the actor in a negative light. This provoked some rather angry reactions from the usual crowd so you might want to check it out.

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        1. Mike Musick

          I haven’t seen “Copperhead,” but the “Parade” magazine insert in today’s Washington “Post,” under “Parade Picks,” features three summer movies (“indie gems”), one of which is “Copperhead”: “a powerful, intimate drama about the war’s impact in upstate New York, far from the battlefieds.” Sounds pretty mainstream and positive to me, and at odds with the “culture war” narrative. The film was apparently based on the novel “The Copperhead” (1893) by the well-regarded Utica, New York-born Harold Frederic (1856-1898).

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          1. Kevin Levin Post author

            Hi Mike,

            Didn’t Ted Turner fund two of his movies? :-) Ron Maxwell has nothing to complain about.

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  1. Mike Rogers

    Elliott would be an excellent choice to play WT Sherman – if there was to be a movie made about the Atlanta Campaign/March to the Sea, etc.

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      1. Mike Rogers

        That’s hilarious. If we’re going with the Roadhouse theme, then the setting will have to change to Vicksburg so US Grant can be hanging out in the bar — scurrying through the back exit when Rawlins comes looking for him.

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  2. Chris Evans

    It’s really something that so many actors are memorable in ‘Gettysburg’ and really did some of their best work: Lang was inspired as Pickett, Jordan excellent as Armistead, Daniels just perfect as Chamberlain, and Berenger (beard and all) moving as Longstreet.

    Chris

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      1. Chris Evans

        I’m biased because I like the film quite a bit despite everything but yes I think some of the actors were really good in there roles and embodied the characters quite a bit. I know Sheen is always singled out but I even like him in it.

        But honestly it is a film I grew up with so I can’t totally be objective about it.

        Chris

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  3. Christopher Stowe

    Sam should be the pitchman for all products marketed globally. In all media. And he should thump his chest whilst doing so.

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